Week of action over 35-hour week

Portugal Portugal
The STAL local government union has organised a week of action around the country calling for implementation of the agreements it has signed with municipalities to retain the 35-hour working week. As part of austerity measures introduced last year the government imposed a 40-hour week in public administration but trade unions, including STAL and SINTAP, have managed to negotiate locally to keep the 35-hour week. The protests are to ensure that the agreements are implemented in the face of the refusal of the state administration to recognise the agreements. SINTAP has meanwhile met with the Ministry of Finance which claims that there is a legal question as to whether local and other public authorities can legitimately sign such agreements.
Read more at > STAL (PT)
And at > SINTAP (PT)

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